Friday, May 17, 2013
Forks Township officials less than thrilled that 'shoddy' work has yet to be fixed as amphitheater gets ready for summer events.
Memorial Day is right around the corner and Forks Township is gearing up for its summer concert and movies in the park programs. And the township will have to do so probably with a "shoddy" amphitheater. Forks Township officials will send out a final notice to the contractor of the amphitheater to ask one last time that repairs need to be made to the canopy and concrete steps. "I would be shocked if the contractor reappears," solicitor Karl Kline said. Officials believe they will probably have to terminate the contract and go out to bid on the repairs themselves. But time is ticking and those fixes might not be ready by summer's start. The contractor is being given until May 31 to respond. "The first step is the final notice," Supervisor …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Forks supervisors say architect will present plans to fix amphitheater in time for summer use.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Forks Township officials want repairs to amphitheater done before summer begins.
Forks Township Supervisor Dan Martyak asks the same question practically every meeting. "What is the status with the amphitheater?" And Martyak usually receives the same answer: Absolutely nothing. Forks Township officials are demanding answers to why repair work that needs to be done on the township's amphitheater is falling on deaf ears. For nearly a year now, Forks officials have dealt with "shoddy" work done by the contractor of the amphitheater, which the township uses for its Sounds of Summer concert series and for Forks Community Days. Public Works Director Mark Roberts told Martyak at last month's Board of Supervisors meeting that solicitor Karl Kline has tried to reach out to get Fourmen Construction Co. of New York back to make …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Forks Township amphitheater, which opened in summer, in need of repairs.
Public Works Director Mark Roberts is fuming once again over the Forks Township amphitheater. After calling construction work on the new amphitheater "shoddy" last spring, Roberts informed the Board of Supervisors during a work session Thursday night that the structure is in need of repairs. He said cracks are forming in the concrete and three of the four canvas panels have patches on them. Roberts wants to hold back $24,000 in payment to the company, Fourmen Construction Co. of New York, for its efforts -- or lack of in this case -- and supervisors seemed to agree. Better yet, they thought it was a good idea to take $10,000 of that money and invest it in a mason who said he could fill the cracks before they become more troubling in the …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Forks Township officials say the New York contractor who built the amphitheater will start repairs next week.
That "shoddy" work on Forks Township's new amphitheater hasn't been fixed yet. After Forks Township officials complained in mid-April that the construction company's work on its amphitheater was "shoddy," the repairs have not been completed. The amphiteater has events scheduled in little more than a month. The township has held back payments of about $30,000 as a sign of its displeasure. Public Works Director Mark Roberts said Wednesday that he would not comment on the time it has taken to get Fourmen Construction Co. back. "I just want to see some action on the items that we told them numerous times to fix," Roberts said. Right now, Fourmen, of New York, is scheduled to start repairs on a half-dozen items next week. The work includes …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Forks Township hosts free movies and concerts at the new amphitheater in Community Park.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The construction, costs and quality of the new amphitheater in Forks Township Community Park have all been controversial, but all that may soon be in the past like music in the wind. The Forks Parks and Recreation Department plans to make good use of the amphitheater this summer with it "first annual" Sounds of Summer concert series. With its sponsor, Merchants Bank, the new venue will host concerts already scheduled. The Township, in its first annual Movies in the Park season, will also use the amphitheater to show four family movies during the summer. Here are the schedules: Wednesdays, 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at Forks Township Amphitheater, Community Park. Free Admission! Rain Dates: Thursday following the show date Fridays beginning at …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The recreation department will submit plans to Forks Township Supervisors on May 3 for a skate park at the Community Center.
Plans to build a skate park in Forks Township have been an on-again, off-again project for years. As of last Thursday, it’s on again. Forks Supervisors asked that the Parks and Recreation Department present plans for a skate park at the board’s May 3 meeting. Last year, the supervisors unanimously approved a resolution endorsing a proposed regional skate park. Once constructed, the park would have been in Lower Hackett Park in Easton. But that plan never took off. Prior to that, plans called for a modular facility to be temporarily built at the Forks Shopping Plaza until the completion of the 52-acre park at Newlins and Richmond roads, at a cost of $120,000 to $130,000. Those plans were shelved because of a lack of public input and …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Useful or useless?
When they build it, will they come? It's a question Forks Township residents will grapple with over the next year or so now that township supervisors have signed off on an amphitheater to be built right next to the municipal building on Sullivan Trail. The Board of Supervisors recently voted 3-2 in favor of hiring New York-based Fourmen Construction Inc. to construct the $251,794 amphitheater, which was approved despite objections from some residents and two supervisors. Some residents interviewed this week at the Forks Township Community Park had mixed feelings about the amphitheater. For recent Kansas City transplant Suzie Cummins, who has lived in the township less than a year, an amphitheater sounds like a great addition to the park. "…
Friday, August 5, 2011
In a 3-2 vote, a construction contract has been awarded for the nearly $252,000 project.
Despite objections from several residents and two supervisors, a contract for work has been awarded for a proposed amphitheater in Forks Township. Last night, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 in favor of hiring New York-based Fourmen Construction Inc. to perform the work. The $251,794 amphitheater construction is set to go up next to the municipal building on Sullivan Trail. Voting in favor of the proposal were Supervisors Lilly Gioia, David Billings and C. David Howell. Casting "no" votes were Supervisors Erik Chuss and Robert Egolf. Although the amphitheater's design concepts had been tabled several weeks ago, the matter was put back on the agenda for last night’s meeting after Billings, Gioia and Howell approved a motion to revisit …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Township Supervisors to discuss at Aug. 4 meeting
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors will once again revisit a proposal to construct an amphitheater on a lot adjacent to the township municipal building. Last week, Supervisors C. David Howell, David Billings and Lilly Gioia approved extending the acceptance period for the proposed project for an additional month. The deadline for submissions was expected to end on July 21, according to Billings. Not present at the meeting were Supervisors Erik Chuss and Robert Egolf, who in the past have openly expressed disapproval of amphitheater plans. “I think we want an extension of the acceptance period for one month before we finally decide whether or not this township is going to officially accept or reject an amphitheater,” Howell said. Last …